Kids Vaxed Rehoboth

Jennifer Pouliot of Attleboro comforts her son Alex, 8, and his dad Cory holds him while he receives a COVID-19 vaccine last November from registered nurse Geri Hamel at Anawan Pharmacy in Rehoboth.

Area coronavirus cases jumped by 12% this week.

That translates to 3,463 cases for the week ending Jan. 13, the highest one-week increase so far in the 22-month pandemic.

George W. Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.